Ibrahimovic becomes Serie A’s oldest goalscorer but AC Milan lose

By | March 18, 2023

ROME (AP) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the oldest goalscorer in Serie A history at the age of 41, but there was little else to celebrate after AC Milan beat Udinese 3-1 on Saturday.

The result extended Milan’s winning streak in the Italian league to three matches.

Roberto Pereyra, Beto and Kingsley Ehizibue scored for Udinese.

Milan advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 1-0 aggregate win over Tottenham, having been beaten by defending champions Fiorentina in their previous two Serie A matches and held to a draw by Salernitana.

The defeat left Milan fourth and in danger of losing their grip on the final Champions League spot, while Udinese rose to eighth.

Pereira put Udinese in front after Lazar Samardzic intercepted a poor pass from Milan midfielder Ismail Benasser.

Ibrahimovic momentarily leveled with a penalty recovered for an encroachment after his first effort was saved. At the age of 41 years and 166 days, Ibrahimovic broke the old record for the oldest goalscorer, which was held by Alessandro Costacurta, who was 41 years and 25 days when he scored in 2007.

Ibrahimovic, who recently returned from knee surgery, started for the first time since January last year.

Beto soon restored Udinese’s lead into the first half with a wild finish from close range and Ehizibue sealed it midway through the second half.

Also, Bologna drew 2-2 at Salernitana, while Monza and Cremonese drew 1-1.

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